Ethel Barrymore was born on August 15th, 1879 in Philadelphia. Ethel was the second child of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew, both of whom were well-known actors. Ethel’s brothers were John and Lionel Barrymore, who were also actors; the “Barrymore” actor line went back several generations and continues to this day. Actress Drew Barrymore, for ..
Thora Birch was born on March 11, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. Her parents, Jack Birth and Carol Conners, were business managers who used to work in the adult film industry. Birch had an interest in acting from an early age, but her parents were reluctant to encourage their daughter into a film career because ..
Eve Arden was born on April 30th, 1908 in Mill Valley, California. Eve Arden was later chosen by the actress as her stage and career name; her real name was Eunice M. Quedens. Arden’s parents divorced when she was very young, and she lived with her mother. She attended various Catholic convent schools in her ..
Joan Allen was born on August 20th, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois. Her mother, Dorothea, was a stay at home mother while her father, James, owned a local gas station. Allen has three older siblings: two sisters and one brother. Allen’s interest in theater started at a young age. When she was in high school, she ..
Kate Beckinsale, born Kathrin Romary Beckinsale, was born on July 26th, 1973 in London, England. Beckinsale is the daughter of actor Richard Beckinsale and his wife, fellow actress Judy Loe. Her parents introduced her to the concept of acting and performing at a young age; her first television role appearance occurred when she was only ..
Fay Bainter was born on December 7th, 1893 in Los Angeles California. She was the daughter of Charles F. Bainter and Mary Okell, who were native to the area. Not much is known about Fay Bainter’s early life; it is likely that she attended school in the area and had an interest in pursuing some ..
Isabelle Adjani was born on June 27th, 1955 in Paris, France. Her father was a member of the French army during WWII and although he did not speak French at the time, Adjani’s mother fell in love with him and the two were wed shortly after the war. Her father worked in a mechanic garage ..
Ellen Barkin was born on April 16th, 1954 in The Bronx, New York. Her mother worked as a hospital administrator to a New York hospital while her father worked as a salesman. After expressing interest in theater and performing arts, Barkin attended Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts, which she graduated from. After graduation, Barkin ..
Lauren Bacall was born on September 16th, 1924 in The Bronx, New York. Bacall ‘s mother worked as a secretary and her father worked as a salesman; Bacall’s mother was from Romania while her father was the son of Polish immigrants. After graduating high school, Bacall began to take classes at the American Academy of ..
Amy Adams (born Amy Lou Adams) was born on August 20th, 1974 in Veneto, Italy. Her father, Richard Adams, is an American Army veteran; he was stationed in Italy when Adams was born. Adams, who was one of seven siblings, frequently moved as a child due to her father being stationed at different army vases. ..